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I know a few folks...sponsors/insiders and the kids. A large part are the relationships with folks that are inside the industry, your marketability/image/presentation, your skills and lastly your team/crew...which in someways is the most important. Who is helping you to get to the hill, to ride everyday, who will sacrifice pow lines to take pics and footy (who are good at photo stuff) of your sorry style. Park and urban stuff is alot easier to shoot than pow and bc lines. There are alot of kids that have skills and passion but don't have the relationships or the crew to help them.


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I think It would be cool to get sponsored. I don't know If I'll be able to, as this is my first season so I'm starting kinda late, but I'm hoping by the end of the season I'll be able to land a 360, BS/FS, 180 on a box, 270 off, I'm hoping I can boardslide a rail, etc. So far I can 180, BS/FS, Boardslide the box, then switch to 50/50 and 180 off, I'm just learning to do rails, etc. I can do any grab, with one hand, etc. My goals are to look like I've been snowboarding a lot longer than I have.
this is your first season, you have been to the hill 17 times and you can do all of that? HA! Post a vid or i call bull shit. Also show me some good dynamic carves while you are at it.

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Kk! I don't know if you read it wrong, but right now I CANT 360, 50/50 a rail, or 180 on a box, or 270 off. Thats what I want to learn! But I'll see about the vid as soon as possible, only problem is that I usually ride alone, so I dunno who will video me.
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Just finished reading through this thread. If I'm understanding correctly you don't truly care about sponsorship as much as you care about "upping" your appearance on the mountain. You view sponsorship as an outward sign saying "I'm a better rider than you". Not quite the best attitude to have but thats still within you rights. I would say focus less on trying to get sponsors and more on working on the tricks you can't presently do. Learn to perform these efficient enough on your local mountain and you will make a name for yourself where you don't need to cover yourself in stickers and patches to get the respect you want.


*sidenote* I know you are young but this is just a word of advice. Don't waste your time trying to impress people most of which won't care anyway. And that goes for any avenue in life. You want to be a great freestyle rider? Excellent. But do it for yourself and not to impress others.
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If the guy above me is talking to me, I think you have it wrong. I'm not even going to try for a sponsorship unless I get a lot better. In reality, I KNOW that most likely won't happen. When I said "look better than the time I've been going", well, all I meant was that I'm hoping that I can progress fast. Right now all I'm focusing on is getting those tricks started. I'm heading up to the hill today and I made a list of what I'm going to try. I'm by no means very good now, I'm just saying I'm going to try a lot of things and persevere. I'm not focusing on "how I look," unless you mean style, which, of course I am, and I'm not focused on getting a sponsorship. I'm focusing on learning more tricks, and getting better.
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My goals are to look like I've been snowboarding a lot longer than I have.
Like I said you're here for the fashion show.


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I kind of want to be better than people who have been snowboarding for my amount of time
Don't worry about being better than other people, just try to be better than you were last time.
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Like I said you're here for the fashion show.
hence the photo/footy guy of your crew....a good one can make your shit look yummy


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If the guy above me is talking to me, I think you have it wrong. I'm not even going to try for a sponsorship unless I get a lot better. In reality, I KNOW that most likely won't happen. When I said "look better than the time I've been going", well, all I meant was that I'm hoping that I can progress fast. Right now all I'm focusing on is getting those tricks started. I'm heading up to the hill today and I made a list of what I'm going to try. I'm by no means very good now, I'm just saying I'm going to try a lot of things and persevere. I'm not focusing on "how I look," unless you mean style, which, of course I am, and I'm not focused on getting a sponsorship. I'm focusing on learning more tricks, and getting better.
My mistake. I confused your posts with the original poster.
For you to get better than those who have been riding for the same amount of time as you its going to simply require practice and the willingness to push yourself
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hence the photo/footy guy of your crew....a good one can make your shit look yummy
There's a reason I have three filmers.


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